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Andrew Stroehlein
Works at Human Rights Watch
Attended Cornell University
Lives in Brussels, Belgium
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European Media Director
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  • Human Rights Watch
    European Media Director, 2013 - present
  • International Crisis Group
    Director of Communications, 2003 - 2013
  • Institute for War and Peace Reporting
    Training Co-ordinator, 2001 - 2003
  • Central Europe Review
    Editor-in-Chief, 1999 - 2001
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Brussels, Belgium
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New Jersey - New York - Seattle - Alaska - Bohemia - Bishkek - Slovakia - Moravia - Glasgow - London - Brussels
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following foreign affairs, media & conflict, human rights, as well as the odd Belgian beer...
Introduction

I recently started as European Media Director at Human Rights Watch. For nearly ten years before that, I was Director of Communications at the International Crisis Group, where I worked on peace and security issues around the world with a particular focus on leveraging media coverage for concerted action to prevent and resolve deadly conflicts. In both this position and in my previous work as a journalist covering human rights issues, conflict, post-conflict situations and post-authoritarian transitions, I’ve reported from Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Afghanistan, sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and elsewhere, and my articles have appeared in titles like the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune and many others. In addition, I've done quite a fair bit of advocacy work and speaking at conferences.

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  • Cornell University
    1986 - 1989
  • Glasgow University
    1996 - 1997
  • Masaryk University
    1995 - 1996
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A Polish priest has called Lego a tool of Satan, saying its miniature depictions of vampires, ghosts and werewolves are turning children over “to the dark side”.
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Gulnara Karimova, whose father runs the central Asian state of Uzbekistan, vanished on 16 February as reports were heard of a large raid on her luxury apartments. She had kept in touch with the world beyond her heavily censored nation by using Twitter, but her account went silent. However she did manage to smuggle out a letter to the BBC. "I am under severe psychological pressure, I have been beaten, you can count bruises on my arms," it says.
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"The origins of what makes it possible for Putin to do what he's doing in Crimea and what he's threatening to do in the rest of eastern Ukraine are the crackdown on civil society and the suppression of the media in Russia" which offer a "one-dimensional, propagandistic view" of Putin's policies, Roth said.
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"Unless we have an open, neutral internet we can rely on without worrying about what's happening at the back door, we can't have open government, good democracy, good healthcare, connected communities and diversity of culture. It's not naive to think we can have that, but it is naive to think we can just sit back and get it."
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"How many more children have to be decapitated, how many more women and girls will be raped, how many more acts of cannibalism must there be, before we really sit up and pay attention?"
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"Disperse! Your action is unsanctioned." Police to young woman with "No to war" banner near Kremlin. "This war of yours is unsanctioned!" she shouts back. 
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Gun giveaway at a Kentucky church. I wonder if the "2nd amendment" crowd would be so supportive if it were happening at a mosque.
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The Kentucky Baptist Convention has found a surefire way for getting people through church doors: free guns. The church raffle events combine dinner, sermons and a Second Amendment message.
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